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a contentious confirmation battle is brewing on capitol hill this morning. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel as secretary f defense have many preparing for difficult hearings. john brennan, nominated for the cia is expected to have an easier time. susan mcginnis starts us off. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, hagel is the tougher sell here on capitol hill. one of the big criticisms is that he is soft on iran. and now we have iran's foreign ministry saying it's hopeful his appointment will improve relations between the two countries. that's probably not going to go over well here where lawmakers and the president are gearing up for a fight. president obama announced his picks for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to get moving quickly on this. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is nominee for secretary of defense. a former enlisted man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personallyto america's troops.
>> to this day, chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings here on capitol hill are expected to be easier for another nominee, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia. still, looking at his 25 years at the spy agency, some object to the brennan pick. >> if you tuned in here, obama -- >> reporter: a small group protested the brennan choice monday saying he's linked to techniques including water boarding during the bush administration. the white house disputes that. >> mr. brennan wrote a letter in which he made clear he opposed so-called enhanced interrogation
techniques. >> reporter: he's also linked to the drone program. credited with killing al qaeda operatives. it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan, drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. now the president is also reportedly close to tapping jack lu, the white house chief of staff, to be the next treasury secretary replacing tim geithner. that would require a new chief of staff. this could be part of a larger shuffling of the president's team. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you very much. one of the critical issues of the president's foreign policy agenda is the winding down of the war in afghanistan. this friday, mr. obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll meet in washington to discuss u.s. troop levels in the afghan army. a key issue -- how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. a grim search resumes this morning for two new jersey teenagers who fell through the ice on a frozen lake. the lake is located about 50 miles northwest of new york city. the boys were walking on the
lake last night about 200 yards from shore when they fell in. two residents heard calls for help, got into a boat and tried to reach the teenagers but were not successful. overseas, five americans were among the victims of a helicopter crash in peru. the twin motor copter crashed monday in the amazon jungle. it was owned by a u.s. company. there were seven people on board. a peruvian official said all were killed. it's reported that some of the victims worked for an oil exploration firm. for the first time prosecutors are unveiling evidence against alleged colorado theater gunman james holmes. a preliminary hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to put holmes on trial resumes this morning. yesterday first responders gave emotional testimony. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: the first day of james holmes' preliminary hearing was filled with graphic accounts from police officers. they were among the first on the scene at the aurora, colorado, theater where a gunman killed 12 and injured dozens during a midnight movie. officer justin grizzle said, "i
almost fell down because of all the blood. huge, large amounts of blood." holmes, sporting a beard and short hair, sat quietly in the courtroom as another officer recalled his arrest. he spotted holmes dressed in full body armor standing by a white car in the parking lot. "he was very relaxed like there was no emotional response. he seemed detached from it all." holmes also showed no emotion during the hearing despite the graphic testimony from the witness stand. the only time i saw him turn his head was when a photograph of the inside of the theater was displayed in the courtroom. officer grizzle was there before the ambulances and used his squad car to make four trips to the hospital with the injured. he testified "there was so much blood in the car, it was sloshing." survivors and family members lined up for the chance to face holmes in court. among them, tom tiebs, whose son alex was one of those killed. >> i think he's a highly intelligent, evil person.
i think highly intelligent is the wrong way to go. anybody who's highly intelligent wouldn't hurt their fellow man. >> reporter: they will determine whether there's enough evidence to bring holmes to trial and if there will be an insanity defense. "money watch" time on a tuesday morning. a multibillion dollar settlement for foreclosure abuse victims and health care spending stabilizes. we have more from new york. good morning, joya. good morning, everyone. millions of americans who are victims of foreclosure abuse could be getting compensated. ten of the country's biggest lenders including bank of america, jpmorgan chase, and citi will pay $8.5 billion to settle charges they wrongfully seized homes during the financial crisis. nearly four million people are eligible for compensation under the terms of the deal. payments will range from a few hundred dollars to $125,000. the settlement also ends a review of of the home loan practices. in a separate deal announced
monday, bank of america reached an $11.6 billion settlement with fannie mae. under the deal, b of a will back nearly $7 billion in mortgage loans made to fannie mae that went bad. asian markets are profit taking ahead of the european central bank's policy meeting this week. tokyo's nikkei dropped nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng also lost 1%. earnings season begins in earnest on wall street. investors will keep a close eye on the outlook from aluminum maker alcoa which releases earnings after the closing bell. stocks did start the week on a down note. the dow lost 50 points while the nasdaq was down two. spending on health care in the u.s. stayed mostly flat for three years in a row. according to the department of health and human services, americans spent $2.7 trillion on health care in 2011. that's an increase of just under 4% from 2010 which means that cost grew in line with inflation. a health care bill that rose in line with inflation is considered affordable. however, the average tab for every man, woman, and child in
the u.s. came out to more than $8,600. that's more than any other economically advanced country spends. you might spot some changes at the golden arches. mcdonald's is testing chicken wings in chicago. they're sold in servings of three, five, or ten pieces. and mcdonald's in australia are getting a name change. 13 locations will be called maccas, a slang term used down under. the restaurants will even change their signs. it's only temporary. the change is part of the celebration of australia day. and terrell, apparently folks in australia have been called it macca for ages. this is a corporation just kowtowing to what it's already been called anyway. >> the same way we call it mickey ds here. sounds like a lot of work for one day. >> they even submitted for a change in the local dictionary there. that's how far it's going. >> interesting. joya, thank you very much. coming up, commuter chaos. an escalator at a train station suddenly hits reverse, sending
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wow. heavy rains in austria caused a number of landslides. this one blocked a road. four people were safely evacuated. a scare for commuters in new jersey after an escalator suddenly changed direction. a cell phone camera caught the screams and shouts as commuters scrambled to safety at a subway station in jersey city yesterday. officials say five people were injured. the station was damaged during superstorm sandy. train officials will consider whether that played a role in the malfunction. a murder mystery in chicago after a man wins the lottery. in june 46-year-old urooz khan
won $425,000 in a scratch ticket. the winding amount was issued july 18, but he turned up dead on july 20. at first the death was ruled natural. then a relative told officials he was murdered. tests showed he died of cyanide poisoning. so far there are no suspects. the war on cancer is now in its fifth decade, and a new report says fewer americans are dying from the disease. for men the decrease in deaths fell almost 2% a year from 2005 to 2009. for women, 1.5%. we look at what needs to be done to get those numbers even lower. >> reporter: the small drop in the death rate for some cancers is not good enough for dr. david agus of the usc cancer center. >> i don't want to put sour grapes on things, but to me it is not a reason to cheer. i look at two, three people a week and say i've got no more drugs to treat your cancer. i want dramatic effects where we can lower the incidence of cancer. >> reporter: the war on cancer has not gone nearly as well as the fight against other
illnesses. the death rate from heart disease is down 68% over the last 30 years. but the overall cancer death rate has fallen 12%. dr. harold varmus, director of the national cancer institute, says cancer should stop being viewed as just one disease. >> we are dealing with many different diseases all of which are called cancer. they have commonalities. they also have differences. and being able to make progress against all is difficult. >> reporter: each has a blueprint. treatment relies on finding a specific drug to target cancer at an early stage. for example, since 1975 the death rate is down 71% for a type of leukemia because a new therapy was found. for colon cancer, it's down 44% because of early diagnosis with screenings such as colonoscopy and better treatment. but for pancreatic cancer, there has been no improvement. dr. agus believes we need to
concentrate more on prevention. >> we know if you take a baby aspirin a day there will be a dramatic decrease in deaths across all cancers. we know if you get the hpv vaccine you'll have a dramatic decrease in cervical cancer death. we need to act on these things. >> reporter: cbs news, new york. up next on a tuesday morning, we'll have your weather forecast. in sports, one word -- dynasty. the crimson tide roll past the fighting irish for their third national title in four years. plus, the marathoner that gets knocked off course during a race. would this be enough to keep him from winning? race. would this be enough to keep him from winning? ur angels have been busy building a new stronger angel soft®. it's built with two softshield™ layers. stronger, holds up better, and still a value you love. new angel soft®. now stronger than ever. kids... they'll tell you exactly what they're thinking... especially my niece. the moment she pointed out my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis... well, it was really embarrassing.
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today. clearer skin is possible. here's a look at the weather in cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 49. stray showers in miami, 82. clouds in chicago, 40. becoming rainy in dallas, 54. mostly sunny in l.a., 72 degrees. let's check your national forecast. two storm systems will hammer the west. the first will bring rain and snow to the southwest into texas. the second will impact the northwest. freezing rain is possible in some areas with two feet of snow falling in the mountain areas. and temperatures will be above average in the northeast and midwest. in sports this morning, the bcs championship game was another crimson crush. the fighting irish didn't put up much of a fight. ripping through the much heralded notre dame d. running for a t.d. and pass for another.
he was named mvp. indiana rolled to its second consecutive b.c. championship. the coach isn't ready to call it a dynasty. >> i don't think words like dynasty are really words that i'm much interested in. we're interested in accomplishment and consistency and performance. we want to continue to try to do that in the future. so those are for other people to talk about. >> alabama is only the third team to win three national championships in four seasons since 1936. in the nba one of the worst teams takes out one of the best. talk about a clutch shot. the jumper .3 on the clock. that gives the wizards the two-point lead over the thunder. westbrook throws us the desperation shot and misses. wizards stun the thunder 101-99. in a strange sight in brazil, the kenyan runner in the 10k, when a guy jumps on the
course, grabs him, and almost knocks him down. this was like a move you see on the football field. did you see that? fortunately the motorcycle cops arrested the attacker. the incident doesn't slow him down. the runner went on to win. police say the attacker has a history of mental problems. talk about something you don't expect to see during a marathon. when we come back, a look at the electronic gadgets of tomorrow like a vest that will get you into the groove. this is why you should read this before you say it. we'll take you to the consumer electronics show in vegas. uld read this before you say it. we'll take you to the consumer electronics show in vegas.
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join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's tuesday, here's a look at weather around the country. washington, mostly sunny, 52. turning cloudy in atlanta, 50. sun and clouds in st. louis, 49 degrees. partly cloudy in denver, 53. rain in seattle, 46 degrees.
the consumer electronic show opens today in las vegas. from huge high-def tvs to cutting edge playsets, it's a showcase of the latest gadgets. here's a sneak peek. >> reporter: crews are working to transform close to two million square feet at the las vegas convention center into a more than 40-year-old tech tradition. the consumer electronics show. >> it's the center of the digital universe. >> reporter: jim berry has helped promote the annual convention for the past 14 years and says this year's "it" product just may be the ultra h.d. television with four times the amount of pickles as regular h.d. tvs. >> they're where high-definition sets were 15 years ago, $10,000 and up. remember, now you can walk into a store and buy a high-definition set for a couple hundred bucks. >> reporter: while computers aren't getting as much attention as previous years, mobile
accessories are becoming more popular. protective cases even stronger. even kids' products are getting a technology boost. this playset is designed to lay right over an ipad and comes with special toys that interact with the screen, allows kids to create their own digital playhouse. then there's this invention -- he calls it body rhythm. a vest that vibrates to the beat of whatever song you're playing. >> i wanted to make a product that you could actually touch the music, that would make your entire body feel it. it's really just a feel-good product. and it really does feel good. >> reporter: he hopes to start selling his invention for about $160. he'll have competition. 20,000 other new gadgets are expected to be revealed through friday. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning," the travel trends of 2013. i'm terrell brown, this is the morning news.
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the vietnam veterans memorial in washington honors u.s. servicemen who served and sacrificed their lives in the vietnam war. now a vet in iowa wants to make sure they're never forgotten. as dean reynolds reports, he's putting a face to a name. >> reporter: tom brickman was an army specialist in vietnam, and he spent most of the last 44 years trying to forget about it. >> i didn't want any memories of the war, never talked about the war. i kind of wanted to put it in the past. >> reporter: last summer tom and his daughter sherry kirkpatrick, saw what's called "the wall that heals." the traveling replica of the vietnam wall in washington. what he saw moved him, but he wanted to see more than names and thought photographs would fill an emptiness he felt. >> jim, this is tom brickman -- >> reporter: now tom is on a mission to match a photograph with each of the 853 names of iowans who fell in vietnam. >> it's been kind of a healing
process. >> reporter: for yourself? >> for myself as well as the people, the families that i have talked to. and i have talked to people that tell me their experience of what they went through of the death of their brother. >> reporter: the photos they've collected will be grouped with those others have gathered across the country which will be on display in the education center to be built close to the memorial wall in washington. the hope is to have 58,261 photos. one for every name. and what does it mean to have a face attached to the name? >> a profile is nothing but statistics, but if we have a photo to go with it, at least you can see a face to go with the profile. >> reporter: to know it was a person. >> to know's a person that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
>> enclosed please find the picture of my brother -- >> reporter: brickman and his daughter have turned up lots of stories and memories since they began their project last summer. they are down to the last 122 photos now. >> when i send out a letter or e-mail or whatever, my last sentence is, "may the fallen soldiers never be forgotten." to me that's what this whole project is about. >> reporter: because those who gave their lives were more than names on a wall. dean reynolds, cbs news, cedar falls, iowa. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," reaction to president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to the defense department and john brennan to lead the cia. we'll hear from former democratic senator max cleland. plus, the nfl playoffs are heelt heating up. we'll talk super bowl. you can catch the super bowl here on cbs, by the way. more of the hottest gadgets at the consumer electronics show in las vegas.
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especially in the east bay valleys. chilly temperatures, plus the prospect of rain, coming up. >> we'll take a live look this morning at conditions across the golden gate bridge. i just saw lane change trucks drive by. overall just a couple of headlights making their way into san francisco. we have fog if you are starting your morning drive. we'll tell you where coming up. a san francisco bar pilot is in for a grilling by the coast guard today. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is on treasure island in sight of the tanker that scraped the bay bridge in yesterday's fog. the tanker is behind me and will be here as the coast guard continues its investigation. the pilot's interview is 10 a.m. this morning. let's look at the accident from chopper 5. it happened just before 11:30 yesterday